Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #EasterAtKfirst “Your Move”

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together. We celebrated Easter with our Kfirst community and focused on the account in LukeContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #EasterAtKfirst “Your Move””

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Following Jesus”

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together. Following Jesus is not about what you have to offer.Continue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Following Jesus””

Marriage Filters: 2 Simple Steps to Fixing Your “Filter”

– AUTHOR’S NOTE: the advice I offer today is ONLY under the idea and truth that marriage is more like a crock pot and not a microwave. Putting today’s blog into practice will be a daily choices for the long-haul and NOT a quick patch-and-fix. – With our cell phones, there has never been aContinue reading “Marriage Filters: 2 Simple Steps to Fixing Your “Filter””

Confronting the Diva Pastor: 6 Thoughts for Pastors

A few weeks ago, I began this blog while sitting on a plane trying to make sense of something burning upon my heart. This blog is that attempt to explain a burden that I cannot let go of. After the 18 years of pastoral ministry, one thought continues to repeating come to my mind: This isn’t aboutContinue reading “Confronting the Diva Pastor: 6 Thoughts for Pastors”

Slave to the Scale: 6 Thoughts to Help You Be Healthy Without Destroying Yourself

[My disclaimer to this blog: This article has high capacity to offend on deep levels if you lose the heart behind it. My heart is to tell MY story and not someone else’s. I’m not trying to point fingers but open you up to the struggle and temptation that I deal with that lies inContinue reading “Slave to the Scale: 6 Thoughts to Help You Be Healthy Without Destroying Yourself”

It’s in my blood: My Challenge to Kfirst for Global Missions

Went back home to Detroit a month ago a sat for a lunch with my parents.  No idea how it came up, but I mentioned I had A-negative blood. It sent dad on a thought-tangent he couldn’t let go of.  Even hours later, at a Red Wings game, he was still bringing it up trying toContinue reading “It’s in my blood: My Challenge to Kfirst for Global Missions”

Pastors, what are we protecting? 8 Reasons why being vulnerable is better.

Have you ever heard or read something that shocked you, but the shock wasn’t necessarily in the statement. The shock was the fact that it tapped into your past. Our memories are so powerful. It amazes me how one moment in the present can send you back to a place many years before, but inContinue reading “Pastors, what are we protecting? 8 Reasons why being vulnerable is better.”

“You are the answer to your own prayer”: 7 prayers you may be the answer for.

“Prayer reminds us that we are human while also reminding us that God is God.” Charlie Dates In daily prayer life, people can tend to miss a couple of things. First, we miss out on some very important aspects of prayer.  The largest portion of our prayer shouldn’t be spent on petition (presenting requests). In fact,Continue reading ““You are the answer to your own prayer”: 7 prayers you may be the answer for.”

Pain is Our Common Denominator: 5 things I want to share with you about pain

Do you feel pain? Have you ever been in agony? From stubbing your toe in the middle of the night to having your heart-broken by someone, it seems we all have experienced elements of pain. The rare medical condition of CIP (Congenital Insensitivity to Pain) exists.  It’s one of many physical statuses in which a person cannot feel (and has neverContinue reading “Pain is Our Common Denominator: 5 things I want to share with you about pain”

2 Minute Devo: What are you thinking Day 3

We’re focusing on what the Bible says about the “mind” and how that affects us.  Spend time on the devo and take a minute or two to ponder what the Word is challenging you to do. Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.